Thursday August 22-nd, 2019

Two gorillas pose for selfies with anti-poaching officers

Virunga National Park anti-poaching ranger Mathieu Shamavu posted his selfie with the two gorillas on Facebook as part of his units' efforts to raise awareness and funds for the species at the UNESCO World Heritage site. Stay safe and thank you for...

Hubble Captures Stunning Image Of Southern Crab Nebula For Its 29th Anniversary

The object appears to have two nested hourglass-shaped structures that were sculpted by a whirling pair of stars in a binary system. This new image adds to our understanding of the nebula and demonstrates the telescope's continued capabilities.

Lyrids meteor shower over Qatar sky Monday night

The only solution is to go out both nights and look for "fast and bright meteors" falling out of the constellation Lyra the Harp, near the bright star Vega , which rises in late evening and passes almost overhead shortly before dawn, according to N...

NASA astronaut to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman

Christina arrived at the International Space Station on March 14 and according to NASA , will remain in orbit until February 2020, making it the longest time in space by a woman astronaut . Such research is essential to support future deep space ...

SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers 'anomaly' during engine testing

NASA has picked SpaceX's Crew Dragon to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station, with the first crewed flight expected later this year . In a statement, SpaceX said it's committed to ensuring that its systems "meet rigorous safet...

UK police say total of environment activists arrested passes 700 UK police say total of environment activists arrested passes 700

Police officers remove a climate change activist at Oxford Circus on the third day of its blockade by environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion. Earlier on Saturday, about 50 police officers surrounded the group who said they had been told the...

Antares Rocket Blasts Off To Deliver Cygnus Cargo Ship To The ISS Antares Rocket Blasts Off To Deliver Cygnus Cargo Ship To The ISS

Following the release of Cygnus, Antares performed another new capability, deploying secondary satellites for science , technology, engineering and mathematics outreach programs. Previous missions required the cargo to be loaded to the spacecraft at...

Fireball lights up Virginia night sky Fireball lights up Virginia night sky

Though several thousand meteors streak across Earth's atmosphere each day, most occur over oceans and uninhabited regions, or are simply shielded from the human eye by daylight, according to AMS. Lyrid meteors would have been coming from the northeas...

Rocket launch to International Space Station Rocket launch to International Space Station

Station astronaut Christina Koch (Cook) will remain on board for about 11 months, until February. Astronauts are now flown to and from the ISS using Russia's Soyuz spacecraft. space agency. Koch's fellow Expedition 59 crewmembers Anne McClain o...

Southern California tickled by tiny tremors every 3 minutes Southern California tickled by tiny tremors every 3 minutes

The new data reveals that at least one natural disaster happens every three minutes across Southern California. "Right now we really don't understand fundamental things about earthquakes", Ross said. The new data research adds quakes to the cata...

NASA Telescope Spots Universe's First Molecule - Helium Hydride

Following the Big Bang , HeH+ was developed in a molecular bond when protons and helium atoms joined together, CNN noted . One difficulty in detecting helium hydride is that telltale signs based on the light it emits after it is buffeted by ele...

Droplets of water released by meteoroid strikes found around moon

Meteoroid impacts regularly liberate puffs of water vapor from the moon , suggesting that minuscule amounts of water may lurk just under the entire lunar surface, a new study finds. Dr. Benna works at the NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenb...

Greta Thunberg slams European Union leaders for inaction on climate change Greta Thunberg slams European Union leaders for inaction on climate change

Francis also decried a failure to recycle paper and other resources, while calling climate change "a global problem with grave implications" and "one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day". "It's especially important for those who ac...

Full 'Pink Moon' will rise in the night sky this Easter Full 'Pink Moon' will rise in the night sky this Easter

For about an hour, the sun and moon will both appear in the sky. The name " Pink Moon " dates back to the time-keeping traditions of Native American tribes in America. As the weekend approaches, so does April's full moon, the fourth full moon of 20...

Nasa probe spots first Earth-sized planet Nasa probe spots first Earth-sized planet

The rocky HD 21749c circles its star at close range, completing a full orbit every 7.8 Earth days, suggesting to astronomers that it is probably too hot to sustain life. NASA's TESS exoplanet hunting telescope has been on the job for less than a ye...

NASA finds first molecule formed after Big Bang

Despite its importance in the history of the early Universe, HeH+ has so far escaped detection in astrophysical nebulae - cloud of gas and dust in outer space. The molecular ion is formed when the radiation of the star, reaching temperatures more tha...

Astronomers confirm third planet in binary star system Astronomers confirm third planet in binary star system

It is highly probable that there are many more planets lurking in the farther reaches of the Kepler 47 system , hiding from their stars. One of its stars is rather sunlike, however, the other is considerably smaller, with only one 3rd the mass of ...

‘Pink Moon’ to rise in the sky on Good Friday

However, the moon will still be visible to skywatchers both Thursday and Friday night. They note that Native peoples would give distinctive names to each reoccurring full moon to mark the change of seasons. The May full moon is also known as the Mo...

Saturn's Moon Titan Has Eerie Lakes On Its Surface Just Like Earth Saturn's Moon Titan Has Eerie Lakes On Its Surface Just Like Earth

There they found a roughly equal mix of methane and ethane. Titan needs about 30 Earth years to complete one year around the Sun and the seasons are incredibly long compared to the ones we're having here on our planet. One Titan day is one rotati...

Israel crashed its lunar lander into the Moon's surface Israel crashed its lunar lander into the Moon's surface

However, all the efforts of Israeli private organisation SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries failed when the craft developed a technical snag 10 km before the moon touchdown. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watched the launch from...

NASA’s twins’ study reveals the effect of the human body in space NASA’s twins’ study reveals the effect of the human body in space

Gut health affects digestion, metabolism and immunity; and, more recently, changes in the microbiome have been linked to changes in bones, muscles and the brain. "That's probably the most valuable information we have". Only within the past 10 years...

Climate change protesters block train at Canary Wharf station Climate change protesters block train at Canary Wharf station

The group says climate breakdown threatens all life on Earth, and so it is rebelling against politicians who "have failed us", to provoke radical change that will stave off a climate emergency. Thousands of people have taken part in the protests, blo...

After lunar crashing, SpaceIL announces Beresheet 2.0 After lunar crashing, SpaceIL announces Beresheet 2.0

There was no choice for the craft other than resetting the engine. Highlighting the challenge that the lunar landing and space exploration presents, Andreas Schepers, spokesman at PTScientists, the Berlin-based commercial company also aiming for a ...

SpaceX lost its Falcon Heavy core booster to the ocean SpaceX lost its Falcon Heavy core booster to the ocean

But the central booster didn't complete its homeward journey intact: Rough seas claimed that first stage during the drone ship's voyage back to shore, SpaceX said today (April 15). Separately, the two fairings that housed the satellite were also re...

Scientists launch first ever pictures of black gap in astrophysics breakthrough - Eire Scientists launch first ever pictures of black gap in astrophysics breakthrough - Eire

However, some black holes, especially supermassive ones, stand out due to the bright disks of gas and other material that form around them. "We have seen and taken picture of a blackhole" said Sheperd Doeleman , EHT director and astrophysicist at ...

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